The aim of this module is to provide students with the necessary knowledge to comprehend the terminology of ocular diseases, provide students with the knowledge of the tests and procedures needed to recognise and interpret abnormal ocular signs, differentially diagnose abnormalities, and equip students with the necessary clinical and decision-making skills to appropriately manage patients. This module describes ocular disease and systemic disease with ocular effects. It guides students in the study of these conditions and allows them to develop the ability to detect, and identify ocular abnormalities from signs and symptoms, recognise similar disease entities, consider their differential diagnoses, and manage patients appropriately
Developmental anomalies, dystrophies and degenerations, inflammations, infections, neoplasms, other raised lesions, systemic manifestations.
Developmental anomalies, dystrophies and degenerations, inflammations, infections.
Crystalline lens abnormalities and cataract
Visual pathway and neurological disorders
Ocular trauma and emergencies
Optometric investigation, differential diagnosis, management, monitoring, and referral for all of the above conditions.
The CORU Standards of Proficiency for Optometrists are covered, wholly or in part, in this module within the following domains 1. Professional Autonomy and Accountability, 2. Communication, Collaborative Practice and Teamworking, 3. Safety and Quality and 5. Professional Knowledge and Skills.
Lectures, case based discussions, directed reading, self-directed learning, E-learning, patient episodes in advanced clinical technique clinics (OPTO3802), ocular disease grand rounds within the National Optometry Centre (NOC).
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